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  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Employee did not participate in mandatory Public Service Blood Donation Day. Trying to bite one's manager is no appropriate, processable proof of employee's so-called vampiric tendencies. cc OHS: Reminder: Addendum to work-place codex re allowable cases of wearing of shades...
  • Commented on Miscellanea
    The elves in Justina Robson's /Keeping it real/ at least have evil scheming, cold-hearted power struggles, and magic. But no tanks....
  • Commented on Introducing Hugh Hancock
    Gentlemen, Mylady - must I remind you that there is the Leviathan of the skys? I talk about non other than the Zeppelin Mk. III, and I'm pretty sure we will life to see the sky filled end to end...
  • Commented on "The next big thing"
    In essence, production is slower than changes in demand. Interesting market. By the way - I guess I would rather like to read a short, commented timeline of the then-current big things in SF for the last 20 years or...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    Assembler is for atheists. And you're only doing it right if you hand-switch the relais....
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    OGH mentions the unmentionable, the Caliphate of Redmond, somewhere above....
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    Only three questions left: What is the religious equivivalent to users forced to use different OSes (e.g. at home, at the workplace)? What happens if one uses a virtual machine? And what is the OS of the big pantheons, i.e....
  • Commented on The cult of justice
    Working in politics, without juridical training, I realized after some time that law is not only structurally speaking very similar to religion (something I found out in university, both theologians and law students seemingly learning to read voluminous books in...
  • Commented on The revolution will not be hand-stitched
    Wasn't the last big move in the textile industry (spinning lizzy et al.) one of the reasons for the raise of the working class? Thinking Marx, thinking the Silesian Weavers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weavers_(play), ... - what will happen in Bangladesh, Mexico, Poland,...
  • Commented on Making history personal
    I lived for some years in a house built around 1600 in a village (now suburb) of Freiburg, Germany. The oldest building I ever visited should be the Collosseum in Rome, or some of the other buildings of Roman times....
  • Commented on Spook Century
    Argh - "Noon, 22nd century" is listed as 100-150 € paperback at the Big A. A not so utopian pricing ......
  • Commented on Another deceptively simple question
    Ten years from now? Mostly the same, with the ratio between e-books and paper books changing towards the e-side, but with a large chunk of paper remaining. Maybe something like Amazons CD auto-rip will become available, so you buy the...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    It's interesting to see how the idea of basic income pops up again in the last years (last time it was discussed in broader circles was in the 1970s, if I got my history correctly). Two SF-references to it: One...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: 419/Rule 34
    I second the question/comment, that some of 419 seems to have ended in Neptune's Brood. Care to elaborate?...
  • Commented on The language of alienation
    (read "horror" - smartphone related typo, not 2023 slang)...
  • Commented on The language of alienation
    The better one of my comments went along the line of "The gorror! There was no all-vegan option at the marriage party of Kay, Chris and Alex!"...
  • Commented on Books I've written
    As English-as-second-language-reader, I sometimes have the impression I get only half the book, missing some of the lighter references and sub-surface touches that need deep cultural background knowledge to be seen. Still, I enjoy your books immensely. So my question...
  • Commented on Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship
    Coming from the slightly greenish version of beige (i.e., I earn my money as researcher for the state Green party faction), I have two questions/observations. 1. How do new ideas enter this gridlocked system? You mention radical new parties and...
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